Economics research at Essex
Cutting-edge research in a friendly, lively environment
We actively research in a number of
in economics. The diversity of our research enables us to offer a
number of courses and
modules, supervise students undertaking research in a range of
topics and offer advice to businesses and policy makers.
We are renowned for our unique atmosphere where cutting-edge
research is produced in a friendly, cohesive and lively
environment. Seminars, workshops and conferences are
well-attended, lively affairs that complement our publications
and related activities.
Dr Patrick Nolen is a lecturer within the Department of Economics at Essex. He tells us why research and teaching go hand and hand at Essex and how he brings his passion into the classroom.
Economics: Dr Patrick Nolen from University of Essex on Vimeo.
A national centre for economic and social research
The University of Essex is the leading university in the UK for
economic and social research and a focal point for national funding. Our
Department works closely with the
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) and many of our
researchers collaborate on projects, applying economic theory to
Offering consultancy services
Many of our researchers are working with local, national and
international organisations offering their expertise to develop business
and policy, which is testimony to the quality of work. In addition, a
number of staff are editors or sit on editorial boards for
leading professional journals.
Host to some of the most prominent economists in the world
Our department plays host, or has hosted, some of the most prominent
economists in the world, including Chris Pissarides who won the Nobel
Prize for Economics in 2010. We are seen as leading the way in a number
of economic fields for example searching and matching and networks. Our
research interests cover all major fields of economics.